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## Homework Statement

Include free body diagrams and equations solved independently for acceleration and tension. Note: a and T are to be expressed in terms of m1, m2, and g only.

Trial 1:Mass1= 55g and Mass2= 60g

Trial 2:Mass1= 55g and Mass2= 65g

We are doing 2 trials but i need help with the first one. I'm not sure how to figure out the acceleration and theoretical acceleration, should they be coming out the same?

## Homework Equations

A=(m2-m1/m1+m2)g

Ath=g(m2-m1/m1+m2)

T=(2m1m2/m1+m2)g

## The Attempt at a Solution

Trial 1: A=((60-55)/(60+55))*9.8 = (5/115)*9.8 = 0.426m/s/s

Ath=9.8*((60-55)/(60+55)) = 9.8*(5/115) = 0.4260m/s/s

T=(2*55*60/55+60)9.8 = (6600/115)*9.8 = 562.43N

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